James J. Nawrocki


Mr. Nawrocki is a native Chicagoan and son of a union teamster. He graduated DePaul University in 1981 and John Marshall Law School in 1985 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps 1984 1990, distinguishing himself as the Navys top criminal defense counsel 1989 1990. (One client even named his firstborn son James after his acquittal).

Having joined the law offices of Goldberg Weisman Cairo in 1995, Jim is a partner in the Workers’ Compensation division and has been instrumental in successfully resolving some of the most difficult and complex Workers Compensation cases in the firm.

The courtroom is Jim Nawrockis natural habitat, where he has consistently litigated highly disputed and complex Workers Compensation cases and both at the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Nawrocki handles cases in Chicago, DuPage County, Macon County, Sangamon County and Morgan County and regularly represents clients and their families in some of the most serious claims including death, paralysis, spinal injuries, and complicated medical causation issues.

Persistence, coupled with attention to detail and the desire for total client satisfaction are what motivate him while he also takes great pride in training young lawyers at GWC.

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Education History
  • DePaul University, 1981
  • John Marshall Law School, 1985



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